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the real refs back on the field for tonight's game in baltimore. so huge news there. it's news that broke very late last night right around midnight. and n.f.l. 's commissioner roger goodell released a statement shortly afterwards that says this agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating player. the teams, players and fans deserve consistency and quality in officiating. we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on the field and i want to give a special thanks to the n.f.l. fans for their passion. now it's time to put the focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. now this statement, this agreement comes after two full days of face-to-face talks thanks to that terrible call during monday night football. that got the two sides back to the negotiating table. and just hours before an agreement was reached, terry mccauley, a real n.f.l. referee said this on our newscast about one of the big sticking points in the negotiations: pengs. >> yes, the economy has changed. things have changed but very to remember one thing. the n.f.l. is not like ca
by the replacement refs but the refs are gone now. >> baltimore hosted the first game since the regular refs decided to come back. ravens taking on the browns. a 63-year-old interception return by baltimore's carey williams is the play of the night. there he goes through the house. ravens beat the browns 23-16. >> the headline this morning is the return of the refs. kristin fisher is live in our satellite center with more on that. sounds like an action movie. >> reporter: it does. when was the last time that you saw referees tting a standing ovation? most time they're booed or heckled but not last night. check out the reception they received in baltimore just before kickoff. cheers and a standing ovation for the referees. that may be a first in the history of football. and people throughout the game held up signs. look at that one. "finally we get to yell at real refs. welcome back." these guys got the rock star treatment. this all happened less than 24 hours after an agreement was reached between the n.f.l. and the referees union after nearly a year of negotiations. the two sides finally reached a
. >>> the man who brought the nfl back to baltimore is in the hospital this morning. a cleveland television station is reporting that art modell is gravely ill. modell gained national attention back in 1996 when he decided to move the cleveland browns to baltimore, where they changed their name to the ravens. he eventually sold all but 1% of the team. a ravens team spokesman says modell is at johns hopkins hospital but did not know his condition. >>> the nfl season is now under way. the redskins announced they'll be without starting safety brandon meriweather for the start of the season. he is out two to four weeks after he sprained his knee in practice. but you won't have to wait long to see robert griffin iii in action, just a few more days! fans caught a glimpse of what rg3 can do during his solid preseason games with two touchdowns and no interceptions, but there is no doubt he is feeling some butterflies for his first regular season game. >> everybody gets nervous. you know, everyone gets antsy, anxious, any word you want to use to put on that, it happens, but you do try to stay calm,
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